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Living in a FEMA Trailer

A woman and her pregnant daughter who escaped the Camp Fire are now the only ones living in a FEMA trailer on the Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds.

Posted: Dec 27, 2018 5:23 PM
Updated: Dec 28, 2018 11:12 AM

YUBA CITY, Calif. - A woman and her pregnant daughter who escaped the Camp Fire are now the only ones living in a FEMA trailer on the Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds.

"I think we're kinda like the guinea pig you know the test dummies as you will to see what kind of things pop up," Tamayo said.

Cherise Tamayo and her daughter moved in to their FEMA trailer earlier this week.

Since then - they've had problems with their water and the muddy fairgrounds.

"When we got here it was pouring down rain," Tamayo said. "I kind of lagged back and the gentleman that was meeting me here kind of said, 'no it'll be fine' and I was pulling a trailer and my daughter followed me down in the car and it seemed to be fine, it was the next day when she left and came back that she got stuck in the mud."

Tamayo said it's important they can get in and out so she can take her daughter to her doctor's appointments.

"I did speak with one of the FEMA guys and they're supposed to be bringing in gravel so hopefully that'll prevent any future issues," Tamayo said.

But there's still a problem with the water.

"When we went to use the hot water later it wasn't working," Tamayo said.

Out of the 30 or so trailers at the fairgrounds - Tamayo says they're the only ones living there.

"Yesterday I ran into a gentleman that works here at the fairgrounds and he didn't even know that there were people here yet," she said. "They usually lock the gate and for some reason they hadn't locked it and he was gonna lock it and that's when he realized there were people here so there's a gate code but they definitely need to be doing some communication between FEMA I think and the fairgrounds to let them know what's going on." 

FEMA told Action News Now one lives on site to handle these kinds of issues, but there is a property manager on call.

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